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“It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.”

Buddha (

"Be here now" is my go to book it’s by Ram Dass it’s a book that I think everyone should read at least once in their life. I’ve read it a couple of times or I just randomly open it up to a page..remember to just let it be💕 great morning for coffee and reading #October #bed #cold #coffee #book #ramdass #morning #saturday (at My House 💕)

"Be here now" is my go to book it’s by Ram Dass it’s a book that I think everyone should read at least once in their life. I’ve read it a couple of times or I just randomly open it up to a page..remember to just let it be💕 great morning for coffee and reading #October #bed #cold #coffee #book #ramdass #morning #saturday (at My House 💕)

I’ve never done anything like everyone else. I’ve always been different , that’s hard for me to accept

wethinkwedream:

It has been so long since I’ve been kissed properly and with sweet intentions. 

The Growlers

—Derka Blues

wethinkwedream:

The Growlers | Derka Blues

I forgot how much I loved them for a week oops 

(Source: nyandreaa)

In the following months, you will rediscover what it means to be alone. You will sit and stare at a ceiling and hate yourself and hate the world and cry about everything because everything hurts. You will wonder if it could have gotten better if you’d just been a little different, if the timing had worked out, if if if. Do not worry about this. Nothing would have changed the reality that the person you were in love with had stopped loving you somewhere along the line, whether it was in the middle of a conversation or while driving under a bridge or when they made eye contact with someone new and wonderful. It doesn’t matter. Stop wasting your time on them. You don’t need to stop your story just because they are no longer a main character. Do not take back what has already poisoned you. Instead start healing and start healing soon.

"How to stop loving someone who does not love you", r.i.d (via inkskinned)

(via inkskinned)

It’s a tea kinda night, my nose is so stuffy and I feel like Death. My friend Nate drew me a flower . I love simple peaceful evenings #thankfulness #thursday #tea #midnight #boocold #positive #keepgoing #mylife (at My House 💕)

It’s a tea kinda night, my nose is so stuffy and I feel like Death. My friend Nate drew me a flower . I love simple peaceful evenings #thankfulness #thursday #tea #midnight #boocold #positive #keepgoing #mylife (at My House 💕)

1. Who you are now is not who you will be in 10 years. It is okay to be somebody new 10 minutes from now. We are always learning. We are always growing. If you realized 10 seconds ago that you don’t like who you are, shed your skin, retry, replant yourself in good soil.

2. Cleaning is instant therapy. When your brain is muddy, take a shower, wash your hands, change your clothes. Spend 15 minutes straightening your living room. When you are angry, scrub things. I know it’s crazy but it works instantly.

3. Forgive someone’s debt if it’s under 50 dollars, forgive the small things, give a little time to yourself and forgive the big things too. Forgiveness isn’t about the other person, it’s about you. That being said - if someone ever hurts you in a way that would make me cry to know, you get out of there, my love. You just get up and go.

4. Gum karma is real and if you spit out a piece in public expect to find some on your shoe in the future. Same goes for insults and harsh judgement, too.

5. Do what you love and the money will follow.

6. Live your life with an open palm and give as much as you can and as often. At some point in your life, someone will lend you 50 bucks when you’re down on your luck. Remember how that feels. Remember to give that back.

7. Always wear clean underwear. You’ll thank me later.

8. There is a difference between being kind and being passive and there are those who cannot see that difference. They will try to walk all over you. Never bend your knees for those who do.

9. Have faith. Have faith in god or people or yourself or science or in luck or in all of the above. Faith is what keeps us going, faith is what keeps us strong.

10. Pay your bills on time whenever you can, although money is nothing. Remind yourself that.

11. Do not forget you were once ignorant of all you know now. Be patient of anyone who hasn’t had the education you have. Speak at the level of the person you are with - it’s not playing dumb, it’s being considerate. There’s no reason to make them feel uncomfortable. Plus then when someone starts going off about their superior IQ, you can cut them to pieces and watch their face when you do.

12. You are the best person in the room for one particular thing, and that’s confidence. You are the worst person in the room for another thing, and that’s humility. Use both carefully.

13. Never make fun of someone’s beliefs or superstitions, let your kid keep their imaginary friend and let your best buddy believe in knocking on wood. We all have security blankets. Don’t take away someone else’s.

14. Try to learn something new every day.

15. The worse you look, the more likely you are to run into someone you know so instead of feeling awkward, learn to be confident in sweats while talking to your friends.

16. Never go to bed angry, it will ruin your sleep and make tomorrow even harder. Find a way to relax. Don’t let today get to your head.

17. Think before you speak. When someone says something, mull over their words before answering. This is called listening, it is different than hearing.

18. What keeps love beautiful is that there’s risk involved. If he breaks your heart and it doesn’t hurt, it wasn’t love in the first place.

19. Never let someone else determine who you are or how happy. You are too strong to be torn apart.

20. I love you, even when we are fighting, even when I am fast asleep. Don’t doubt it for an instant. You are my everything.

Life lessons my mother has taught me from the side of her hospital bed (part 2/2 of a series) /// r.i.d (via inkskinned)

1. Date a boy who makes you happy, but marry him only if he makes you laugh deep-belly rumbles that hurt your ribs as they expand outwards. Date him when he sees that you’re hurting and he gives you a moment to feel that pain like a handprint spreading across your consciousness, marry him only if he can make you smile even while you’re gross sobbing. The world is not a kind place. You will feel a lot of pain. Make sure you are with someone who makes it all bearable. Humor is an excellent gauge of intelligence. Life gets boring. Find someone who makes the banal interesting.

2. Make sure he has scars on the back of his hands, it’s a good sign he has experience either fighting or making things - creation is an act of selflessness and bruised knuckles are a good sign he knows how to defend himself. You’ve got too much soul to be handled by someone who has never been passionate. If he’s never thrown a punch, let him at least have tasted the insanity of bringing an idea into existence. Rough palms are better than soft ones, they have been salted by this earth and made into leather. Callouses are evidence he has lived, that he has broken skin and been in pain over and over and over again and still came back to the source of it. People rub against each other. Don’t marry him if he can’t handle even a little blister.

3. Before you say yes, get him angry. See him scared, see him wanting, see him sick. Stress changes a person. Find out if he drinks and if he does, get him drunk - you’ll learn more about his sober thoughts. Discover his addictions. See if he puts you in front of them. You can’t change people, baby girl. If they are made one way, it doesn’t just wear off. If you hate how he acts when he’s out of it now, you’re going to hate it much worse eight years down the road. You might love him to bits but it doesn’t change that some people just don’t fit.

4. Trust your instincts. If he ever makes you feel unsafe, don’t make excuses, just get up and leave. That’s all there is to it. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

5. If he puts money before you, he’ll keep pushing you to the bottom of the pile until you become his last priority. It’s one thing if he can’t afford what you want, it’s another if he has the cash but won’t spring for a box of chicken mcnuggets. Money and love are arch enemies. 62% of divorces occur due to economic strain. Make sure keeping you is more important than his 401k.

6. How a man treats animals is a good indicator of how he treats children. If you see him raise a hand to a dog, pack your things into a little black bag. Animals at their worst are only half as annoying as a toddler on their best behaviour. Your kids will be beautiful, but they will also misbehave. Same goes for waiters and hotel maids - if he’s rude to those who are working for minimum wage, it says a lot about how he sees himself. Patience is rare and so important. If he’s not forgiving to a dog, he’s not good for your kids.

7. If he isn’t in awe of you, he doesn’t deserve you. You are my little girl and you were born perfect. If he can’t see that, it’s his loss. There is someone who thinks your flaws power his heart. Be strong. If he asks you to change, be like like rock of your birthstone, do not waver. You are wondrous just the way that you are.

My father’s recipe for the man I should marry (part 1/of a series). /// r.i.d  (via isecretlylike1d)

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Cajan chickpea cakes, the kid says no but I say Yummy #vegatarian #cleaneating #dinner #family #wednesday  (at My House 💕)

Cajan chickpea cakes, the kid says no but I say Yummy #vegatarian #cleaneating #dinner #family #wednesday (at My House 💕)

I love the glow of the candle, “choose to be thankful in all circumstances and God will give you peace” today I’m studying thankfulness in the bible this is something that I have always had problems in feeling with certain situations. We always end up taking advantage of the simple things in life. Having running water, having a roof over our heads ect ect. These are some of our basic needs, yet many people don’t have these things. We have to be thankful for everything in our lives, including the bad these are just lessons. 💕 #morning #wednesday #coffee #journal #studying #bible #rainyday #gratitude #thankfulness #bible  (at My House 💕)

I love the glow of the candle, “choose to be thankful in all circumstances and God will give you peace” today I’m studying thankfulness in the bible this is something that I have always had problems in feeling with certain situations. We always end up taking advantage of the simple things in life. Having running water, having a roof over our heads ect ect. These are some of our basic needs, yet many people don’t have these things. We have to be thankful for everything in our lives, including the bad these are just lessons. 💕 #morning #wednesday #coffee #journal #studying #bible #rainyday #gratitude #thankfulness #bible (at My House 💕)